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BJD will not be part of Mahagathbandhan: Naveen Patnaik

ANI  |  Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] 

Putting all speculations to rest, Chief Minister on Wednesday said that the Biju (BJD) will not be a part of the 'Mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) in the forthcoming elections.

He informed that his party will continue to remain equidistant from both the and

"BJD will not be part of the Mahagathabandhan. We will continue with our policy of equidistance from BJP and Congress," Patnaik told reporters here.

On Tuesday, the BJD supremo said that he needed more time to decide on joining the grand alliance, ahead of the high-stakes

The 'Mahagathbandhan' is a proposed group of non-BJP parties, including the Congress, which is aiming to dethrone the Narendra Modi-led government in the 2019 elections.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 13:55 IST